Lightspeed Venture Partners
News stories featuring Lightspeed Venture Partners:
June 4th, 2015
PARTNER NEWS: Verizon Ventures, the investment arm of US carrier Verizon, has revealed that it was the undisclosed lead investor in a Series B funding round for HCE specialist SimplyTapp that totalled US$6m. “We’re proud…
November 12th, 2014
PARTNER NEWS: Host card emulation (HCE) specialist SimplyTapp has closed a US$6m Series B funding round. The round was led by a new, undisclosed lead investor with both Lightspeed Venture Partners and Blue Sky Capital…
November 27th, 2013
SimplyTapp, the US startup which created Host Card Emulation, bypassing the need to use a carrier controlled SIM-based secure element in NFC transactions, has raised a Series A funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners….
June 13th, 2011
Bling Nation, the company behind the first commercial NFC payments system in the US, has suspended service while it seeks to revamp its business model, American Banker reports. Bling Nation’s technology was specifically designed to reduce…
November 2nd, 2009
Park State Bank & Trust, based in Woodland Park, Colorado, has become the second bank to sign up for Bling Nation‘s mobile contactless-sticker based payments system. The bank began offering the service to its customers…
July 7th, 2009
The State Bank in Colorado has become the first bank to sign up for Bling Nation’s mobile contactless sticker-based local payments system.
November 27th, 2008
A new payments service from Bling Nation offers local banks the chance to provide a low-cost closed-loop payments system within their local community. Smart stickers attached to customers’ mobile phones and low-cost ‘BlingTag’ readers are at the heart of the system and NFC-based services will be added once handsets become widely available.
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